Pilar Prados (European Women of Legal Tech 2020 Nominee) is a Spanish lawyer-turned-entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in international business law practice in the main financial hubs of the world socially committed to making an impact.
Before founding Valencia-based legal tech startup Bounsel, she joined the team of an insurtech startup as Legal Counsel. Previously she worked at Spanish leading law firm Cuatrecasas within its highly competitive Pro-International Advocacy Program (PPAI), reserved for top young lawyers for their excellent academic record and passion for international law practice to rotate within different areas and offices, later pursue an LL.M. and work in a US law firm. After completing her LL.M. at prestigious Ivy League Columbia University, she worked in New York City at highly-specialized international dispute resolution boutique Chaffetz Lindsey and in Brazil as an M&A lawyer.
Contribution to Legal Tech
In 2019 she co-founded Bounsel, the all-in-one contract management platform powered by AI and Big Data that eases the hassles of legal by offering a collaborative workspace where you can do everything related to contracts and keep calm. She is currently leading a powerful R&D project on NLP applied to contracts to detect anomalies and trends and fearlessly works to make contracts more connected, more intelligent and more human.
Among her numerous recognitions, she has recently put legal tech at the core of the startup worldwide ecosystem by being finalist of South Summit 2020 with Bounsel among 3800+ startups. She is also developing the social impact initiative Bounsel Academy to close the access to justice gap by applying legal design to contracts to make them easy to understand to everyone with the use of icons, illustrations and simple words.
Since the early days of Bounsel she has been an inspiration for younger generations by combining the development and launching of the MVP with her pregnancy and breast-feeding of her baby. She has lectured at ESADE Law School Tech Tools and Coding for Lawyers and actively serves as co-organizer of Valencia Legal Hackers and is a board member of the Consejo Joven of Fundación Mutualidad Abogacía, its think tank devoted to fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and the use of technology in the legal sector. She recently collaborated in the design of the ultimate initiative #LabEmprendimientoJurídico and is a regular speaker and contributor to the legal tech ecosystem.